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The Spirit Level

Why Equality is Better for Everyone

By Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett
16-minute read
The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone by Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett

This book provides a detailed explanation of how inequality is responsible for many of our present-day problems, including violence and mental illness. It provides detailed explanations and studies to support this and shows how inequality not only hurts the poor but everybody in a society.

  • Anyone interested in sociology, politics or ethics
  • Anyone interested in the topics of equality and the distribution of wealth
  • Anyone who wants to learn about a new approach to solving worldwide problems

Richard Wilkinson is an expert in social determinants of health and a professor at multiple universities. Kate Pickett is professor of epidemiology at the University of York. Together, they started the website to further promote the cause of equality.

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